Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 31 - March 25, 2022

March 25 2022 Blue Devil Blast

Dr. Looney's Message

Happy Friday!

Please take time to complete the parent EES Survey from the county. It gives us vital information about our school and how we are doing. We really appreciate your support in this. You'll find the survey information in the newsletter below. (In Counselor Corner, near the end)

Tuesday we have an IB Parent Night at Summerour. If you have questions about our IB program, this is the time to get them. Some teachers will be on hand to explain and to answer you.

We are 5 days from Spring Break. We are excited about that. We want to make sure we have 5 strong days of teaching and learning. Have children check book bags and turn in any missing assignments that are just sitting in there.

Have an awesome weekend. Reach out if you need anything.

The Coming Month

  • March 21 - Rising 9th Grade Night @ Paul Duke STEM HS
  • March 22 - Digital Learning Day
  • March 24 - 2022-2023 Cheerleading Parent Meeting
  • March 25 - School Laptops Due Back to Summerour
  • March 26 - JLC Drill Competition @ Grace Snell MS
  • March 28 - April 1 - Book Fair
  • March 29 - IB Parent Night @ Summerour
  • March 31 - 2022-2023 Cheerleading Parent Meeting
  • April 1 - Walk-A-Thon
  • April 4-8 - Spring Break
  • April 11 - Skate for Success @ Skate Along USA
  • April 12 - Beaver Ridge Rising 6th Graders Visit
  • April 13 - Norcross ES Rising 6th Graders Visit
  • April 14 - Baldwin ES Rising 6th Graders Visit

April 21 - May 13 - Georgia Milestones Exams

School Laptops Are Overdue

If your child has a student laptop checked out from Summerour, it was due to the school by March 25. Please get it in now, checking to be sure you have chargers accounted for and it is complete.

Book Fair All Week

Summerour's Last Scholastic Book Fair of the Year

This Week Only

10 am - 3 pm

Students will come with their ELA classes, but we are open all week for purchases

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Walk A Thon


The walk-a-thon will:

  • be a fun event
  • promote health & fitness
  • raise funds for the SMS Care Team

$3.00 per student

Snacks such as chips, soda, candy, water, etc. will be sold

It's Youth Art Month

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New Khan Academy Goal

It's almost the end of March & the end of our Khan Academy push. The goal is to finish Khan Academy this month: 100%.

Have your student stay in practice and work on Khan Academy daily. Short sessions every day will do wonders.

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Upcoming Assessments

GMAS (Georgia Milestones)

  • April 21 - May 13

Congratulate OUR Band: Straight Superiors!

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Skate for Success

7th Grade Presents


Monday, April 11

Skate Along USA

744 Beaver Ruin Rd, Lilburn, GA 30094

5:30 - 8:00 pm


Parents will need to provide transportation to and from the venue.

Students must be in good academic and behavior standing to attend.

Homeroom teachers will provide permission slips for interested students.

Come out and skate to the latest music and have fun competing in interactive contests and games to help you get ready for the Georgia Milestones.

Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners.

Space is limited!

Bring extra money for concessions

IB Learners are Principled

March's IB Learner Profile is Principled

IB Learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. IB Learners take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

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Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

Five days until Spring Break. Let's get everything wrapped up for our grades this week, so that we are prepared for testing season when we return.

Mr. Lenie George

6th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Pam Griswell

6th Grade Counselor


7th Grade

Five days until Spring Break. Let's get everything wrapped up for our grades this week, so that we are prepared for testing season when we return.

For 7th grade shout outs, see image below:

Mr. Stacy James

7th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Yunilda Valdez

7th Grade Counselor


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8th Grade

Five days until Spring Break. Let's get everything wrapped up for our grades this week, so that we are prepared for testing season when we return.

Mrs. Christy Gray

8th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Robin Blackwell

8th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Kimberly Blackshear

Gear Up/ Special Education Counselor


Science Pressure Experiments w/ Dr. Shukla

Shukla Pressure Experiment

Yearbooks Were Ordered!

We are no longer taking orders, but we did order some extra yearbooks for last-minute purchasers. When they are gone, they're gone! If you want a yearbook this year, come to the Media Center to reserve yours before they are gone.

Student EES Surveys

Information about the student EES survey on the GCPS website.

Summerour will be taking this survey on Thursday and Friday this week.

Parent EES Survey Open

Each year, GCPS asks our families about their child’s school as part of our commitment to improvement. This year, the school district is partnering with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to ask questions that provide feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools. In addition, the survey asks about two other areas associated with high-performing schools—district support for improvement and respect for diverse cultures and backgrounds.

The Parent/Family survey opened on Monday and will remain open through April 2. Please use the link or QR code found below to share your feedback. Make sure to select your preferred language on the first page (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese).

Soccer Tournament

Last weekend's tournament was cancelled due to soggy fields. We just got new dates, but are still looking for referees. Reach out to Ms. Rimma Winters if you are interested in helping us out of the goodness of your heart!


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday this week at Summerour; 5 pm start times


Sunday, 2:45; Monday at Five Forks MS, Wednesday here

Thank You!

We would like to offer our thanks to you parents who allowed your children to participate in our clubs and sports this year. This was the first year back to normal, but your support in bringing and picking up your children allowed us to have a successful season.

Most athletics are done now, and many clubs are beginning to wrap up. Be sure to express your thanks to your child's coaches, teachers, sponsors, and mentors this year.

Final School Council Meeting

April 12, 2022

* all meetings will be held from 5 - 6:30 pm

Summerour Middle School

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